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it has grown out to over 80. >> what is the mission of the organization? >> this area has no grocery store spiller it is all mom-and- pop stores. we have this because it is needed. we knew it was needed. and the plaza needed somebody. it was empty. beautiful with city hall in the background. >> thank you for speaking with us. are you on the web? >> yes, >> check them out. thank you. >> welcome. the dish is ready. >> it looks and smells amazing. >> thank you. it was not easy to meet the $20 budget. i checked everybody out and found some great produce. really lovely seafood. i think that you are going to love it. >> do not be shy. cyou know this can run you
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$35 to $45 for a bowl, so it is great you did this for $20. >> this will feed four to six people. >> not if you invite me over for dinner. i am ready to dig in. >> i hope you'll love it. >> mmm. >> what do you think? >> i think i am going to need more. perhaps you can have all you want. >> i am produce the that you have crushed this farmer's market challenge by a landslide. the first, we're going to have to tally of your shopping list and see what you actually spend that the farmer's market. >> and go for it. >> incredible. you have shown us how to make super healthy, refresh chapino from the farmers market on the
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budget, that for the whole family. that is outstanding. >> thank you peter i am glad that you like it. i think anybody can do it. >> if you like the recipe for this dish, you can e-mail us at or reach out to us on facebook or twitter and wr died, he was working on one of the biggest shows of his career, matter and spirit. it is a retrospective look at the many faces and faces of the life of an innovative artist from the california clay movement. stephen de staebler's developed
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in an area dominated by abstract expression. even his peers saw his form. >> he was able to find a middle ground in which he balanced the ideas of human figuration and representation with abstraction and found it even more meaningful to negotiate that duality. >> another challenge was to create art from a meeting that was typically viewed as kraft material. his transforming moment was an accident in the studio. an oversized vertical sculpture began to collapse under its own weight and spread onto the floor. he sought a new tradition before him, landscape sculpture. >> you feel this extended human form underneath the surface of the earth struggling to emerge. eventually, it does. it articulates his idea that the
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earth is like flesh, and the archaeology and geology in the earth are like the bones, the structure of the earth. this tied in with his idea of mother earth, with the sense that we are all tied to nature and the earth. >> a half dozen bay area museums and private collectors loan the massive sculptures to the museum for its matter and spirit retrospective. but the most unusual contributions came from stephen himself. a wall of autobiographical masks and hence from the early decades of his private study. >> he had one of the most beautiful studios i have ever been in. when you walk in, your first impression is of these monumental figures that you see in the exhibition, but if you went into the back corner of his studio, there was a series of shells with these diminutive figures. he told me, these are the heart of my studio.
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these little, and held intimate study is that he referred to as his sketchbook. a painter might make drawings. stephen de staebler made miniature sculptures. >> during the 1970's, he was inspired by the monuments of egypt. he assembled a large rocks of clay into figures that resembled the ancient kings and queens. he credited a weathered appearance by rubbing glazes' into the clay while still wet. the misfires from his killed were brought in his backyard in his berkeley home. he called it his boneyard. in the last year of his life, he dug up the artifacts from his own history, and the bones were rearranged, in the were slimmer figures with wings. >> even if you knew nothing about his life or career, you sensed there was an artist dealing with this fundamental issue of life and death, the cake, netting back together, and
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you feel there is an attempt to deal with mortality and immortality. there is a seeking of spiritual meaning in an existential stage. >> during his 50-year career, stephen de staebler worked to form and out of the clay of the ground and give it a breath of life. matter and spirit gathers the many expressions of his meditations. and gives the viewer and insight into the artist's life. learn more about the retrospective on line at
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>> this is one of the museum's longest art interest groups. it was founded by art lovers who wanted the museum to reflect new directions in contemporary art. it has been focused on artists in this region with an eye toward emerging artists. ♪ it is often at the early stage of their career, often the first major presentation of their work in a museum. it is very competitive. only a few artists per year receive the award. it is to showcase their work to have a gallery and publication dedicated to their work. ♪
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i have been working with them on the last two years on the award and the exhibitions. the book looks at the full scope of the awards they have sponsored. ♪ it has been important to understand the different shifts within the award program and how that is nearing what else is going on in the bay area. -- how that is mirror beiing wht else is going on in the bay area. ♪ there are artists from different generations sometimes approaching the same theme or subject matter in different ways. they're artists looking at the history of landscape and later
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artists that are unsettling the history and looking at the history of conquests of nature. ♪ artists speak of what it means to have their work scene. often you are in the studio and do not have a sense of who is really seeing your work. seeing your own work at the institution have gone to for many years and has an international audience is getting the word out to a much larger community. ♪ >> hello. 9 judge terri l. jackson. the court is now recruiting prospective civil grand jurors. our goal is to develop a pool of candidates that is inclusive of
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all segments of our city's population. >> the jury conducts investigations and publishes findings and recommendations. these reports them become a key part of the civic dialog on how we can make san francisco a better place to live and work. >> i want to encourage anyone that is on the fence, is considering participating as a grand jury member, to do so. >> so if you are interested in our local city government and would like to work with 18 other enthusiastic citizens committed to improving its operations, i encourage you to consider applying for service on the civil grand jury. >> for more information, visit the civil grand jury website at or call
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supervisor mar: the meeting will come to order. welcome to the land use and economic development committee from the board of supervisors. my name is eric mar, i am sure the committee. to my right is supervisor cohen, to my left is supervisor wiener. we're joined by president chiu. >> be sure the silence of funds and electronic devices. anything being submitted should be on file with the clerk. supervisor mar: i like to thank the staff of sfgtv for broadcast of us today as they usually do. we have five items on the agenda at including three hearings at the end of the meeting.
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we have a packed house and another as an overflow room in the supervisors' chambers and to 50. -- in room 250. security might be asking people to find a seat in overflow room 250. we will allow them to come back into this room if they fill out speaker cards, but i know that it is filled with people to speak on the items we have today. we will do our best to keep moving the items so that we get to them as quickly as possible. please call items one and two together. >> amending the transit special use district and prevent the demolition of a mixed use building for the construction of the subway chinatown station. amending the zoning map to represent the creation of the special use district. supervisor mar: the sponsor is
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president chiu. president chiu: hopefully this will be a relatively quick and simple set of items. on the items are the planning code amendment ordinance is that, as introduced, would create the chinatown transit station special use district. these ordinances well of the demolition of an existing two- story mixed use a building without prior review and approval. the building contains 18 residential dwelling units. all other controls currently applicable -- and this legislation is part of the creation of the chinatown transit station related to the larger subway project. it is necessary to allow for the demolition of the existing nearly vacant makes use of buildings.
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-- mixed use buildings. without it, the chinatown station would not be able to be located at this site. there have been numerous approvals from the board of supervisors. thank you for the continuance for allowing us to finalize a couple of the amendments. a few of them are just technical and corrective with the exception that i will read as follows. section 3 is up and codified -- uncodified . a memorandum of understanding between those units shall be presented in substantial conformance with the terms contained in the central subway 's relocation impact study in
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the last resort housing plan adopted by the board of supervisors located in file 101210. 9. this was to ensure the finalization of an mlu. my understanding is that the mta is getting close, but we wanted to make sure that there is this in place so that the tenants who are going to be displaced will be taken care of. unless there are any questions, i am happy to open up to any public comment. supervisor mar: we have accepted and adopted the amendments. president chiu: the amendments on in front of you. -- ho are in front of you. supervisor mar: is their emotion on the amendment?
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-- is there a motion on the amendment? without objection, thank you. supervisor wiener has moved the way movies forward with positive recommendation to the full board for consideration on february 14. without objection. can you please call item no. 3? >> hearing to discuss coordination with a large public and private events in golden gate park. supervisor mar: i call for this hearing each year after large events in the area, and we have a number of departments that will report to us. my co-sponsor of the hearing is carmen chu, and she is under the
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weather today. i wanted to first say that this is a follow-up hearing since convening other hearings in 2009, large level discussions with the residents, they include the outside land conserves that are in august. strictly bluegrass occurs in october, and these events have become an irreplaceable part of the city's culture. these events are attended by hundreds of thousands of residents. attendees and enjoy the beautiful city and merchant corridors, many of them shot and died in the richmond district or the sunset district. about $60 million impact on the city's economy with much of that going to the richmond district, many of from experience the
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busiest days of the year. there are estimated 693 full- time positions in the city, and there is a report from the san francisco state university researchers who will identify some of these points later. i imagine that each of the other events from the marathon to of a large events bring in similar economic impact of a very positive to the neighborhood. the rec and park department and others know for commonly 45 years or more, large events i am thinking the human being. golden gate park has been host to these events, large cultural events, and have learned from trial and error to manage them as a matter of balancing the
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impact of the event on the part. each year, i personally have worked with the recreation and parks department. the police station, i'm glad to see a number of police departments of the often are involved in part events are here. community and event producers have been wonderful to work with to address the various public safety traffic and noise that these events create for the residents. at the hearing, the recreation and parks department, the police department, and mta discussed ways to protect public safety and the park, to manage crowd control issues. in the ensuing years, i have seen that these measures have been implemented largely successfully. i know we continue to try to address the issues that have
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been raised for the past two years. i think each year, we see the san francisco police department creating events without major incident. this is due in large part to the tireless work of the commander rich corea and the event security as well. i of the community still has concerns whole route traffic, control, parking, hanoi's, -- noidr, s -- noise, and other nouisances. there are stronger modifications in advance so that these can still exist, but the residents can feel they have been useful as well. i will be calling up the
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recreation and parks department to present their planning procedures. we will talk about the impact these have on the neighborhood, and want to invite cammie blackstone from supervisor chu's office. >> the sunset district does see a lot of impact from these large-scale events. we understand. there are budget shortfalls and the help to stave off reductions in the staff and other service areas. we appreciate the creativity that the department is recognizing that these large-
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scale events provide an economic boost in other areas, not just to the department, but we want to encourage that moving forward. our neighborhoods, specifically, will like to hear about how the policies of all but to address issues around the sound. also to address faster set up and tear down the staging area because it does limit the accessibility for those that use the park all the time. the cleanup and the surrounding neighborhoods that c a lot of collateral trash and that sort of thing. and finally, the frequency of the events and how close they are we are -- that they make
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sure they go off without a hitch. it is important that the neighborhoods be considered. president chiu: i wanted to thank a number of community groups and for all was raising the issue to the concert promoters and the rec and park department to the planning association to the various groups within the police community relations meetings held by the police captain. the current police captain has been really great about encouraging community input on events and mitigating and parking and traffic in instances in the neighborhood as well. -- and nuisances in the neighborhood as well. supervisor wiener: first of all, thank you for calling this hearing.
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it is always important to have these discussions. i just wanted to make some preliminary comments in that i was really thrilled that the economic impact report came out this past week or just a few days ago in order to create a complete picture and a complete context. one of the first things i did was call for an economic impact of the four entertainment and nightlife, including the outdoor festivals so that as we are making policy and pulling down rules, they are actually taking into account the benefits of these events. it is not just about the negative side effects, and of course we have to take that into
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account. we work to improve the neighborhood quality of life and the collaborative. these aren't viewed as nuisances. these events are integral to the cultural life of this city, keeping a lively and vibrant city where all sorts of people want to come. young people and people of every age want to be here, in addition to generating jobs and tax revenue and increasing tourism. the broad economic impact report is almost done and will be having a hearing, i think it will go as a great opportunity to learn about the economic impact, and i'd just want to make sure that we're always keeping in mind the importance of these events.
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we have to work collaboratively with the neighborhoods to make sure that we can haul a living is much peace and harmony as possible. it is tempting with other evidence to start increasing their requirements and the fees and the staffing requirements to the point where the events become hard to justify economically, what were the expenses become so high that we are seeing festivals that have either ended or at risk of ending and the think it is important to keep all of this in mind. >> hut like to invite first department, they'll be followed by reps from the police department, so we have them both from the recreation and parks
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department, the director of permitting for the department and nec is the acting director. >> before we began talking about our plans and how we manage to impact these commands, we wanted to talk about what we think the benefits of the czar. they are part of the cultural fabric of this city. these events range from rock concerts to races in triathlons to fund-raisers. and really, part of what makes san francisco such a unique city. obviously, also, these the offense to generate money. last year almost brought and $1.5 million. over the last four years, almost $4.5 million. that is ne


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